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October in Indonesia

October in Indonesia

As I’m fond of saying, “If you love nature, there is no better place to be than underwater.” Anna’s and my fall 2012 trip to Indonesia with a group of friends illustrates this point well. On the first part of our month-long visit we explore the northern fringes of Raja Ampat, in far eastern Indonesia, aboard the luxury liveaboard Dewi Nusantara. Past visits to these less-traveled waters had proven extremely productive, so we arrange our October … Read entire article »

Filed under: Indonesia, Lembeh, Raja Ampat, Uncategorized

Lembeh and Johan, a Winning Combination

Lembeh and Johan, a Winning Combination

I would have to thumb through old and current passports to come up with the exact number, but off hand, Anna and I have made at least 20 extended trips to Lembeh Strait in Indonesia since our first visit in 1999. There are many reasons for such frequent visits, but ultimately it boils down to two factors: the animals and the dive guides. In our travels, we have yet to explore another bottom that consistently attracts … Read entire article »

Filed under: Indonesia, Lembeh

Bali Revisited

Bali Revisited

Ten years is too long between dive trips to Bali. Lamentably, that’s roughly the period that has passed since Anna and I last explored the island’s underwater slopes for critters. After such a long hiatus, we finally make it back and find little changed except for the island’s buzzing motorbike population, which has grown exponentially. We’re here to join friends for 12 days of diving at Scuba Seraya—a charming dive resort, located a mile or two … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bali, Indonesia